Unbearable Lightness of Letting Go
My friend Don tended Nancy Pelosi’s garden a very long time ago in San Francisco. So he says, anyway, and I have no reason to doubt him. He said she had lots of begonias, all sorts of varieties, and he would trim them with some pleasure. And for the money.
It was a pleasant memory for him. He tells me he’s really fond of Nancy Pelosi. Sweet old gal.
But, man, that was 40 years ago! It’s time to let go. And it’s time for the Democrats to let go of Pelosi. Or they are going down with her bad leader ship.
Since nothing is happening in DC during the clown recess, most of the talk around the news-screen this morning focuses on “hypocrisy”. You see, Mitch McConnell— with the creepiest little shite-eating grin you can imagine— went and admitted he doesn’t give a shite about what is right or wrong, or what is best for the country. On camera, no less. He just wants power for his Republican team’s color (which is turning from red to orange these days) and for his master, the big Orange Clown Trump.
So we see behind the scenes of the Circus just a little. The colors our Clowns in government wear go all the way to the Supreme Court, which once dressed more formally in all black robes. But in P.R. Burn-em’s Two-Party Circus, even the Supreme Justices wear either Red or Blue. (Or Yellow-Orange in Brett Kavanaugh’s case.) If McConnell has his dry-dream come true, RBG will croak, and old Mitch will get to oversee the installation of another Orange Justice before McConnell, too, bites the big one. Which he will, despite his excellent health care. Nice legacy to leave behind, Mitch.
From the side, I find the discussion of hypocrisy a little… hmm, I guess you’d have to say, hypocritical. It’s always the other side, in the Red and Blue world of P.R. Burn-em, that is the hypocrite. Not blue Joe Biden, to pick a random example, for these jokers on CNN. It’s a trivial conversation. Hypocrisy is actually not a bug but a built-in feature of the Two-Party system’s computer code. When you stand with your party, you often have to stand against your principles and the Constitution. So fookin’ what? You gonna do something about it? McConnell’s grin seemed to say something like that.
It’s time for us, for America, to let go of the Two-Party System. To survive in the 21st century, America will have to somehow pry those two dying hands, (one red, one blue) off the throat of our dying country. The Two-Party System is strangling American democracy in its own rictus of extinction. Other democracies have taken our bad example to heart, and developed multi-party systems instead. America has to do the same. The Two-Party system is killing our country. It may be already dead. But we have to pull those blue and orange hands loose from their death grip on our collective wind-pipe to even find out if we can still breathe free. We have to let go of the smothering dead weight of both the Republicans and the Democrats if we want to survive as a country.
From the side, I’m tugging those waxy wrists just as hard as I can. As are so many others.
Including Justin Amash, who keeps pounding along the impeachment trail. Why is a libertarian Republican braver and more interested in what’s right for the country than most of the Democrats? Sad, but true.
And why not wait another 604 days to get Trump out of office? Because you will lose, that’s why! https://days.to/us-presidential-inauguration/2021
Here’s some old news, but it’s still true. Without beginning impeachment now, the Democrats aren’t that likely to win in 2020. I’ve linked to a story about Lichtman before. The man who predicted Trump would win in 2016 says only impeachment will give the Democrats a fighting chance in 2020. Of course, I’ve been saying that for a while….
“Democrats are fundamentally wrong about the politics of impeachment and their prospects for victory in 2020. An impeachment and subsequent trial would cost the president a crucial fourth key — the scandal key — just as it cost Democrats that key in 2000. The indictment and trial would also expose him to dropping another key by encouraging a serious challenge to his re-nomination. Other potential negative keys include the emergence of a charismatic Democratic challenger, a significant third-party challenge, a foreign policy disaster, or an election-year recession. Without impeachment, however, Democratic prospects are grim.“
And if they wait to impeach, or don’t impeach, those damn, dumb Dems are giving time for William Barr-Behind-Bars to get his counter-attack against them up to full force. With the full weight of the Orange Clown– who gets heavier every day– behind him.
And once Barr gets rollin’, Investigate-Gate(tm) is not just going to cost the Democrats the election. It’s not just going to change our constitution. No, sirs and ma’ams, the situation is even more dire than that. It’s also going to cost us taxpayers a lot of money! The only mistake this article makes is thinking hypocrisy is an issue for either side of the Two-Party Circus. But I’ve covered that already. Ironies behind ironies inside of ironies. We live in ironic times, I guess.
Additionally, the tens of millions of dollars in assets seized as part of guilty pleas by Trump associates reportedly more than paid for the cost of the entire investigation. (While the exact cost of the Mueller investigation won’t be known until the final expense reports are filed later this year, it’s possible that the value of the assets seized from Paul Manafort alone — estimated to be between $42 and $46 million — could alone make it a profitable endeavor.)
Hey, it’s all about the bottom line, baby! If Mueller made a profit, maybe Investigate-Gate(tm) can pay for itself, too, with all that money they seize. Nah, not if he only targets FBI and CIA employees. But if Barr goes after some Senators, he might be able to grab himself some real coin.
Maybe Pelosi can understand this, since reason no longer reaches her through the overwhelming memories of begonias, begonias, begonias…. Impeachment saves money, Nancy! Money. Can you hear that?
And here’s one more reason why we can’t wait until 2020.
Trump is our elected Climate-denier-in-Chief, and he takes that role seriously. And it has nothing to do with…cough, cough…. Saudi Arabia. Believe him. And breathe deep, kids.
It’s called “ecocide”. And by the way, you and I, and our children, are part of the “eco” in that -cide.
If you pump CO2 into the atmosphere, what do you get? You get Heavy Weather, baby. Cue the metal music, loud. Storm’s on!
Having hit Ohio and Indiana yesterday, heavy weather sweeps into the east coast.
While a new system starts up in Tornado Alley
Heavy weather stretches across most of the country.
Record setting heat continues in the Southeast.
But if you are still willing to wait until 2020, hunkering down from the storms and hoping to vote Trump out of his bunker, don’t expect to get to vote for a progressive Democrat, if the DNC has anything to do with it. And believe you me, they do. As in 2016, the Democratic National Committee is working hard to keep the rabble out of the coming primary debates. By raising the ante on the hands in the third round, they can reject the rough and tumble radicals, and hopefully a bunch of the progressives, too. The DNC Dance, like the Pelosi Parakeet Parade, is all about moving to the middle.
It’s hard to tell one candidate from the other, when they are all crowded together in what looks like a clownish clooster-fook, there in the middle of the dusty circus ring.
From the side, it makes me want to let them all go. Not just Pelosi.
Isn’t being “let go” the same as being fired?